Falesia Beach- Praia da Falésia

Vilamoura Marina is flanked on either side by two magnificent beaches. To the west of the Marina is the Praia da Falésia Beach and on the opposite side the Praia da Marina Beach or Vilamoura Beach. What is commonly referred to as the Falesia Beach is actually a group of beaches including Praia da Rocha Baixinha Nascente, Praia da Rocha Baixinha Poente, Praia da Falésia, Praia dos Tomates, Praia do Poço Velho and Praia do Barranco das Belharucas.

Where is Falesia Beach

The Falesia Beach is located in the Algarve between Vilamoura and Albufeira, it stretches for 6km from the Vilamoura Marina to Olhos d’√Āgua in Albufeira. This magnificent beach is considered one of the most beautiful in Portugal.¬†Fine golden sand, turquoise sea and dramatic red cliffs make the perfect backdrop for some amazing pictures.¬†

How to get to Falesia Beach from Vilamoura

Walk

To access the beach on foot the quickest route is via the marina, there is a path between the marina and the Lake Resort. Alternatively, you can walk down Avenida Cerro da Vila past the Family Golf Park and Cerro da Vila Ruins towards the round about at the Lake Resort. 

Car

There is plenty of shaded parking at the Falesia Beach. The parking is paid and can be relatively expensive during peak season, consider getting a taxi if you plan to spend the whole day.

Train

During high season consider getting a weekly pass on one of the tourist trains. They stop right at the beach and can be very convenient. You can use the trains to get around the resort and get on and off on any of the 14 stops. 

Vilamoura Tourist Trains

Cycle

Vilamoura is mostly flat and perfect for cycling. You can easily get to the Falesia by bike from anywhere in Vilamoura. There is a shared public bikes station at the beach for eligible users. For those who enjoy mountain biking the Fal√©sia has a great trail that takes you to Olhos d’Agua.

Restaurants on Falesia Beach

  • Thai Beach Club
  • Al. Mar
  • Rocha Baixinha Restaurant
  • Gomes na Praia
  • Kiosk Maresia
  • Nosolo√Āgua Vilamoura
  • Restaurante da Praia dos Tomates
  • Strandbar Alfamar
  • O Golfinho
  • Mar√© at Pine Cliffs

Beach Clubs and Bars on Falesia Beach

  • Thai Beach Club
  • Nosolo√Āgua Vilamoura

Accommodation near the Falesia Beach

  • Lake Resort (marina)
  • Apartments (marina)
  • Alfamar
  • Sheraton Pine Cliffs (A√ßoteias)

Beach Facilities

  • Blue Flag
  • Lifeguards and First Aid Post from May end of October
  • Toilets
  • Showers
  • Parking (paid)
  • Sunbeds and Parasols

Beach Activities

  • Parasailling
  • Kayaking
  • Surfing
  • Jet Skiing
  • Tubes and inflatables
  • Pedal boats

Walking and Cycling Trail on Falesia Beach

You can walk or cycle from Vilamoura all the way to Olhos d’Agua Beach along the trail on the cliffs. This trail offers stunning views over beach. Be careful of walking too close to the edge especially if the trail is muddy.

Vilamoura to Olhos de Agua Walking Trail
Rocha Baixinha Beach - view towards Vilamoura
Falesia walking and cycling trail from Vilamoura to Olhos de Agua
Falesia walking and cycling trail from Vilamoura to Olhos de Agua

Falesia Beach in the Winter

The Praia da Falesia Beach during the winter months is a popular beach for locals, especially during weekends. As long as the sun is out you’ll find plenty of people on this beach during winter.

Dogs are permitted on the beaches in the Algarve until the bathing season starts and coast fishing is also allowed (you need a licence though).

Walking, jogging, surfing, cycling and fishing are a few other activities that are popular here.

Sea temperatures are a bit too cold for swimming during the winter but you can get a nice sun tan even in the winter.

falesia beach in winter
Falesia Beach in the Winter

Falésia Beach Weather and Water Temperature

Sea Temperature at Falesia Beach Vilamoura